Town of Hamlin, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Hamlin as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-6-1958; approved at referendum 6-6-1958 (Ch. 31 of the 1987 Code)]

§ 201-1 Conduct of games permitted; applicability of statute.

[Amended 8-10-1987 by L.L. No. 9-1987]
It shall be lawful for authorized organizations, upon obtaining a license, to conduct games of bingo within the limits of the Town of Hamlin under the provisions of this article, the provisions of the State Bingo Control Law and Chapter 854 of the Laws of the State of New York of 1957, and any amendments thereto.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See § 430 et seq. of the Executive Law and § 475 et seq. of the General Municipal Law.

§ 201-2 Incorporation of statutory provisions.

The provisions of Chapter 854 of the Laws of the State of New York of 1957 shall control the licensing of organizations and conduct of bingo games in the Town of Hamlin, and this article incorporates the provisions of that statute by reference as if set forth in full herein. Any inconsistency between this article and the statute shall be resolved in favor of the statute.

§ 201-3 Sunday games.

[Amended 8-10-1987 by L.L. No. 9-1987]
In addition to several restrictions imposed by Chapter 854 of the Laws of the State of New York of 1957, the following restriction is hereby imposed on the conduct of such games in the Town of Hamlin: No game of bingo shall be conducted, under any license issued under this article, on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as "Sunday."
[Adopted 8-1-1977; approved at referendum 8-15-1977; amended in its entirety 5-19-1987 (Ch. 62 of the 1987 Code)]

§ 201-4 Purpose.

The Town Board hereby declares that the raising of funds for the promotion of bona fide charitable, educational, scientific, health, religious and patriotic causes and undertakings is in the public interest.

§ 201-5 Statutory authority.

This article is authorized by Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, embracing §§ 185 through and including 195-k. All provisions of said Article 9-A of the General Municipal Law are hereby incorporated into this article by reference as though fully set forth herein.

§ 201-6 Regulation and supervision.

The regulation of said games of chance and the supervision thereof shall be governed by § 188-a of the General Municipal Law, as amended, and shall be governed by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

§ 201-7 Restrictions on conduct of games. [1]

The restrictions and regulations concerning the conduct of said games of chance shall be as set forth in § 189 of the General Municipal Law, as amended.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 201-8 Licensing procedures.

The application and procedure for the obtaining of a license to operate games of chance shall be governed by § 190, Subdivisions 1 and 2, of the General Municipal Law, as amended.

§ 201-9 Additional rules and regulations.

Additional and further rules and regulations concerning the operation and running of games of chance shall be as set forth in §§ 191 through 195-k of the General Municipal Law, as amended.

§ 201-10 Referendum required; when effective.

Except as provided in § 195-k of the General Municipal Law, as amended, the provisions of this article shall not be effective in the Town of Hamlin unless and until a proposition submitted at a general or special election shall be approved by a vote of the majority of the qualified electors in said Town of Hamlin. Upon an approving vote, this article shall take effect on the 30th day thereafter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The preposition was approved 8-15-1977.